Anne Frank’s stepsister to speak today

Ryan Friend

Eva Schloss, stepsister to Anne Frank and author of “The Promise: The Moving Story of a Family in the Holocaust” will be speaking about her experiences during World War II at 12:15 p.m. today in the Kiva.

Schloss’s mother married Otto Frank, Anne’s father, in 1953.

“We are delighted to have Ms. Schloss coming to the campus,” said Richard Steigmann-Gall, associate professor of history and director of the Jewish studies program at Kent State.

“As one of the last living links to Anne Frank, her voice is an invaluable contribution to Holocaust memory,” he said.

After speaking, Schloss will be signing her books. The event is free and open to the public.

— Ryan Friend